Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
My first giant Edamame yield was a single fruit that I had left out too long before replanting. I wanted to see how big it would get before dying. Of the 6 seeds in the pod, only 2 plants grew. The original plant withered and died. The second batch was progressively better with each plant yielding 2 fruits.
This time around, I cut the fruits immediately when the first signs of drying appeared. Still green, these fruits had giant pink seeds! The pods had 9 and 10 seeds respectively. Can't wait to see how big the other 2 fruits get!
Replanting 19 seeds around 3 pots of established plants, I hope they are all able to grow into seedlings successfully. Being creepers, they need a core structure to wind themselves around. If I had a nice big garden I can plant them around the gates. Being of the fast growing variety, I would get my green wall very quickly.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I have always thought the ultimate shampoo was Kerastase range of hair care products with their glamorous advertising. A 250ml bottle of shampoo costs $45, with matching conditioner it's around $100. The shampoos are very drying so daily conditioning and weekly masques are required for bouncy lush locks.
I am always excited to try something new, especially when it's a smaller label used by Hollywood stars. House brands of celebrity salons and boutique spas. Produced in smaller quantities, chokeful of vitamins, minerals and all the other nutrients required for a lustrous red carpet mane. My favourite is J Beverly Hills Platinum, $55 for 450ml. But, you have to get the matching conditioner for a silky soft finish that leaves you smelling like a mango smoothie. $130 for a set.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
To complement my new white Sony Vaio laptop, I received a brand new Canon all-in-one printer/scanner/copier from Singtel. Free gift for renewing the broadband connection plan. It's as though the universe knows and then gives...hhmmm...
The printer got bigger and the laptop got smaller. Balance is restored at my table.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I won a Sony Vaio Mini Laptop in a Cheers mart lucky draw. How unexpected, so much so I didn't believe it at first. I had bought a drink and a pack of chips that totalled just over $5 (the qualifying amount) at a petrol station while my dad was refueling the car. My dad didn't believe it too until he actually held the laptop in his hands. Being the first of 8 winners to claim the prize, I got to choose my colour - white.
Sony Vaio's cool design has been said to inspire Apple's Macs. Pure colours in high polish laminate covers to the textured metal keypads, Vaio's are always sleek. Cramming the usual memory and performance of a normal PC into a miniature model just over 10 inches and 1kg light is remarkable. To push it over the edge, this laptop comes with built in microphone and webcam. The all in 1 computer you will ever need.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The new series from professional nail polish OPI to complement the new Disney Movie. $84 for a set of 4, 2 reds, 1 multicolour glitter in black and 1 blue glitter. Very wearable colours with a surreal touch. I think I will be getting Absolutely Alice or Mad as a Hatter.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Bought some new sheets from the OG sale. 350 threadcount Percale with embroidered flowers in monochromatic colour scheme. It's not as nice as my other sheets or as soft. Kinda regret buying it. With additional pillow covers and bed skirting, it came up to $185 afer 50%.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Now that it is starting to get hot, really hot, it's time to invest in a facial mister. All females know this is a must have. You can't splash water or use wet wipes when you are wearing make-up and just think of the damage to bare skin. I am currently using Dr PGA's oxygenated spray I got from my spa. Here's a line-up of my favourite options:
Shu Uemura's DeepSea water facial mists comes in 9 flavours at $36 for a 150ml bottle. Mineral rich nutrients for your face and a favourite of make-up artists as it apparently helps make-up stay on longer while refreshing your skin.
For newbies who are looking for basics, Evian Brumisateur is your cheapest bet at $10 for a 150ml bottle.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Starting a new job next week and need more work clothes. Opportunity for a shopping spree at ION Orchard and to explore the stores there. Got some free stuff from burning up my credit cards. Not stuff I can use though, maybe I should give it away.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
I am trying to share one of my favourite pastimes of entering contests with people and no one bites. Not even 1 comment on the post. It's just a google account, it's not like you have to put up your credit card number in order to post. Ok, so to provide some closure, this book will make it to the next housewarming/birthday I attend. Bon Appetit!